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Development News for the Week of: 5/11/19 - 5/17/19

NAN FEY NAMED MADISON'S INTERIM DIRECTOR OF PLANNING, ECONOMIC AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway has appointed Nan Fey to lead the city's Planning, Community and Economic Development Department until a permanent replacement is hired to replace recently retired director Natalie Erdman.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
 
Madison Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway is appointing former Plan Commission chair Nan Fey to serve as interim director of the Planning, Community & Economic Development department until the city finds a replacement for recently retired Natalie Erdman.
The Wisconsin Historical Society and private developers are only beginning to put a look and shape to a new history museum and private mixed-use project that could cost as much as $255 million where State Street meets Capitol Square.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 
DANE COUNTY TO BUY 160 ACRES OF LAND TO EXPAND PHEASANT BRANCH CONSERVANCY
 
Pheasant Branch Conservancy in Middleton will expand by 160 acres as Dane County moves to buy adjacent farmland and restore it to natural prairie, which will have the added benefit of absorbing more rainwater that would otherwise run off into Lake Mendota.
-Wisconsin State Journal 
 
 
When many people think "casino," a certain aesthetic comes mind, said Peter Tan, executive vice president at Strang, a Madison architecture, engineering and interior design firm. That aesthetic probably includes southwestern elements, he said. 
-The Cap Times 
 
STUDY FINDS MADISON AREA NEEDS NATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS TO THRIVE 
 
The Madison area is in a lot better shape economically than most other metropolitan areas of the U.S., but to propel the region into a top-echelon position it will take a lot more collaboration, education, investment and promotion, according to a new study.
-Wisconsin State Journal 

T.J. MAXX MOVING OUT OF WESTGATE; REDEVELOPMENT OF MALL STILL UNCERTAIN

The Westgate Shopping Center is losing another tenant, but it's not going far away.
- Wisconsin State Journal
 

Around the State and Points Elsewhere  


 
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett's $47 million financing plan to extend The Hop streetcar service had its first public review Thursday. 
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel


The Wisconsin Center District has named a Wall Street firm to help it raise money for a a proposed downtown Milwaukee convention center expansion.
Morgan Stanley would be the lead investment banking firm for a potential bond sale.
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
 
 
Developers continue to have luxury in mind when it comes to new living plans in downtown Waukesha.  
-Milwaukee Journal Sentinel